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>> hello, it's 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 out west. we have a busy hour ahead. straight to the news. borders and boundaries. a day before the highest court in the land takes up the question of who can enforce immigration law. a top sitting democrat wants a new law. chuck schumer wants state and local governments to get information before they investigate, detain or turn in suspected illegal immigrants. he is chairing the hearing as we speak on the 2-year-old arizona law due to be challenged tomorrow at the u.s. supreme court. more on that and surprising facts from the u.s./mexican border. there's little drama but don't tell voters. voting is under way in republican primaries in rhode island, connecticut, delaware, pennsylvania and new york. mitt romney, of course, appears to have the nomination in the bag. santorum is dropped out, but his name is on the ballot.
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for now, gingrich and ron paul vowing to fight on. romney right now has 695 of the 1,144 delegates needed to clench the nomination. president obama focusing on education. this morning, he honored the national teacher of the year and the finalists at the white house. >> these are the kind of teachers who change lives forever. i wouldn't be here today if it were not for teachers like these who challenged me, pushed me and put up with me and inspired me and set me straight when they had to. >> the president heads to college campuses in three battleground states this week. he's pushing congress to keep interest rates on college loans from spiking in july. the government's star witness back on the stand in the trial of former presidential candidate john edwards. former edwards aid is the key witness.
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he's the key to making the argument that edwards used nearly $1 million to conceal his affair with rielle hunter. if convicted, he could face 30 years in prison. the killing of the mother, brother and nephew of jennifer hudson. the actress testified yesterday, none of the family members wanted their sister to mary william ballfour. balfour said he could kill her family if she left him. james murdock in the hot seat, once again, blaming others for keeping him in the dark about the phone hacking scandal. speaking under oath, he defended his record as head of the newspaper group saying they prevented him from making a clean sweep. before the scandal broke, he was
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the heir apparent of news corp. new video just into cnn showing a shelling outside of damascus. once again, this is amateur video. we cannot verify the authenticity but gives an idea of what syrians are facing every day. at least 11 people killed today. two, a result of torture. all this despite the u.n. security council's greem to send in more monitors. the army private accused of leaking vast amounts of secrets is trying to get the charges dismissed. he's in court armed with claim that is military prosecutors with held information and can't prove he tried to aid the enemy.
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that's the most serious charge against him. police in baltimore made a second arrest in a savage beating of a man on tape. he was headed to his hotel when he was robbed, beaten and stripped. people laughed. the incident made headlines after this video was posted on the internet. they arrested two 20-year-olds and they are looking for two more people. facebook has topped more than 900 million active users worldwide. to give you an idea of how many people that is, more than the populations of the u.s., indonesia, brazil and japan. the company says it profit fell 12% in the first quarter. they are blaming seasonal advertising trends. the social giant doesn't seem concerned. they are expected to go public next month. the supreme court ready decide if it's legal for police
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. a moe men tus week were a law that put arizona in the immigration business. the law turns two years old. it faces a challenge in the u.s. supreme court. arizona and the state that is followed the lead can require police to check the status of suspected illegal immigrants whom they stop or arrest for other reasons. lower courts said no. the public says yes.
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a brand-new poll finds seven in ten registered voters nationwide support the arizona law. a quarter disapprove. lawyer, justices debate the policy, the facts on the border are alarming. net migration from mexico, legal and otherwise has stopped. take a look at this. from 2005 to 2010, 1.4 million mexicans immigrated to the u.s. almost the same number went home. jeffrey is senior democratographer and lead author of that report. tell me what is going on here. >> we are seeing a number of factors come together. we have had falling immigration flows from mexico for about six or seven years now about the number of people coming in 2010 was only 20% of what it was ten years earlier. a combination of factors on the
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u.s. side seem to have led people to decide to go home. the economic opportunities here are not what they were. life is difficult. it's harder for people to get in. we have seen several things going on in mexico. their economy has grown the last two year, better than ours. it does seem to be really a combination of factors on both sides of the border and at the border that have led these two flows to come into balance. >> let me ask you, you pointed out weaker u.s. economy. a surge in deportations, a better mexican economy and a wave of reverse immigration back to mexico. did any of that surprise you? >> well, the data we had up until about two years ago did not show large numbers of mexicans going home. so, it was a surprise when we
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got results from the mexican census that showed almost 1 million people who had been in the u.s. in 2005 were back in mexico in 2010. we recently got data from a u.s. survey that showed the first real significant drop in the number of mexican immigrants living in the u.s. and the way that happens is people going home. so, you know, there were some surprised in this. people have been talking about the return flow for a couple of years. it just really wasn't showing up in the data. now we are beginning to see it. >> it's interesting, at the beginning of the report, i'm going to quote here, the largest wave of immigration in history from a single country in the united states has come to a standstill. when you read that, it sounds dramatic. >> yeah. >> do you think it's really an end or is it just a pause?
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>> well, there -- i'm not graded for telling the future but -- >> come on, you are a researcher. you put together all the information. you analyze all this. >> the demographic trends tell us the potential of immigrants is shrinking because of the drop in birthrates over the last 40 years in mexico so there won't be as many mexicans to come to the united states. the part of the goal of the last 20 years has been to develop a mexican economy to create jobs for those people and some of that seems to be working. if this goes on for another couple of years, i think we'll see changes in the networks of mexican that is facilitate the immigration. so, you know, it certainly is, i would say it's virtually
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impossible to get back to the level of immigration that we saw ten years ago. it's possible that the flows may pick up. i don't think they will ever get anywhere near what they were in 2000. >> it's interesting to just see this information and talk about this. especially, jeffrey, in light of looking at this presidential race and we are talking so much about the hispanic vote and what an impact that will make on this election. jeffrey, thank you so much for your time. >> you are very welcome. thank you for having me. >> you bet. a conservative radio host is blasting the romney camp for selecting an openly gay spokesperson. why brian fisher believes rick is a security risk. [ director ] cut. cut! [ monica ] i thought we'd be on location for 3 days -- it's been 3 weeks. so i had to pick up some more things. good thing i've got the citi simplicity card. i don't get hit with a fee if i'm late with a payment... which is good because on this job,
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as gop front-runner mitt romney tries to clench today's primaries, romney's decision to hire this openly gay man as his foreign policy spokesperson has one conservative radio host fuming. we are talking brian fisher, director of issue analysis at the american family association. he gave romney a political lashing tweeting and writing this on his blog. the message governor romney appears to be sending is drop dead chltd brian fisher joins me via skype as well as r. clark cooper. brian, clearly you feel strongly that romney, as you put it on your blog stepped on a land mine, why? >> the issue for the evangelical base is where does governor romney stand on the issue of
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values, marriage and human sexuality. this is a csignal for the governor to send. he did this after organizations for marriage picked him. a man that is not just a homosexual, but acting on behalf of them. >> do you believe openly gay people should not be hired in the gop? >> the issue here is for governor romney and what he thinks of homosexual behavior. his church -- my complaint of governor romney is not that he's mormon, but he's not mormon enough. the mormon church believes homosexual behavior is sinful
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and the acts are offensive to god. the question that needs to be asked of governor romney, do you agree with the teaching of your church. if you do, why have you made the face of your campaign someone who engages in conduct that your own church says is offensive to god f. you don't agree with your church how do you expect the evangelical base to support you. >> we are talking the separation of church and state? isn't that what americans want? a president that is not going to make decisions based on his religious beliefs. he's going for the most qualified person. >> you cannot separate religious liberty from the homosexual agenda. they represent the single greatest threat in america. he ought to know that.
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they would not allow homosexuals to serve as members. >> clark, step in. go ahead. >> you mentioned the point of separation of church and state. governor romney didn't hire rick because he's a protestant. he hired him because he's qualified as a national security democrat. rick is the ideal candidate. he was hired on his qualifications and experience in the bush administration, not because of his orientation. his orientation had nothing to do with the hiring process. >> if it had nothing to do with homosexuality, why did not come out and celebrate this appointment if it has nothing to do with it? >> go ahead, clark. >> one is political affiliation and orientation is not a choice. when it comes to matters of
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individual liberty and responsibility, we all recognize that freedom means freedom for everyone. dick cheney said that. we are talking about someone's qualifications as a spokesperson on national security issues is based on their experience and their ability to be able to speak candidly, honestly and also with a background that is relevant to what is happening in the portfolio today. rick's orientation has nothing to do with his experience in working in the framework. >> let me ask you, just off what clark is saying and what you have said and we talk about background and qualifications. if you take a look at his resume, we are talking two decades of experience at the local, state, federal level, appointed by george w. bush in 2001. he's got a master's degree from
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harva harvard. why is he not qualify snd. >> he is not the only qualified individual romney could have chosen. he knows about his past and his sexual preferences. he knows about his actions. he made a deliberate and intentional choice to pick him as the face of his campaign out of all the qualified candidates he could have chose. that is the thing sending off alarm bells in the evangelical community. our concern is for liberty, for religious liberty. we recognize the threat that homosexual agenda imposes on religious liberty thachlt is our concern. where is governor romney at. >> we are talking foreign policy. did you like how john bolton did when he was u.s. ambassador?
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>> let me ask brian. just a second, clark? did he do a good job? >> he did a great job. >> okay. this was his spokesperson. >> he doesn't care about one's orientation. he had no issue with his orientation, my orientation. my security clearance and rick's had nothing to do with it. it was our about to perform our jobs in the national security portfolio. george bush picked the best and brightest. good on governor romney and good on president bush being able to pick people to serve in their campaigns those who are the strongest when it comes to foreign policy. >> brian, that was interesting you thought he did a great job and this was his spokesperson. >> personnel is policy.
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everybody in d.c. says that. personnel is policy. when governor romney picks somebody who is an active homosexual, he's sending a shout out to the lobby. it's absurd to say it's not about sexual orientation or preference. i wouldn't be talking to a representative of the log cabin republican ifs they didn't recognize this was a big game for the homosexual lobby. >> final thought, clark? >> i prefer to be a republican and i prefer to be a practicing amiss ka pal yan. my being gay is not a choice. when you talk preference, i can choose who i vote for and how i practice my faith because we have that liberty. again, freedom means freedom for everyone. be careful, you are sounding like george wallace. segregation today and segregation tomorrow.
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be careful. >> clark, brian. >> there's no equivalence -- >> gentlemen. we have to -- >> not a choice. >> clark, brian, you both meade your points. i appreciate you both for coming on. thank you. landing a job is hard these days. a summer job, even harder. tips to help you stand out with potential employers as you look for the job you want. next. i love cash back.
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we spoke with brad, the president of jd trade solution. think of internships of ten week job interviews. many companies use summer jobs as an entry point for full time positions such as u.p.s. they plan to hire through the summer jobs plus program. the vice president of human resources at u.p.s. describes what she looks for in an applicant. >> we look for student that is say they are willing to work hard and do what they are asked to do. we look for student that is are part of different leadership opportunities in their school. that shows us they are willing to do what we need them to do. >> it's a little bit of practice for students looking for jobs in these companies after they graduate. it's a good opportunity to practice your skills. >> how do they get recruiters
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attention? you can send out a dozen resumes and not hear anything. >> true. no question about it. make sure you have a connection with the people you are interviewing with. the best place to start is your school's career center. networking is key. everybody knows that. even if it's with friends and family, people you already know. you can network online. that can help a lot. many employers use facebook, twitter, linked in to recruit employees. u.p.s. hired 3,000 workers through social media. >> students or non-students are very much in the social media space. we encourage them to connect with recruiters using the site and have a conversation with employers about what it's like to work at their company. >> what's interesting is because the internship ended, that doesn't mean the connection should end. stay connected after you have gone back to school. you might want to talk to human
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arizona's tough immigration law, praised and ridiculed. signing the law by republican governor, january brewer, two years ago. tomorrow, the u.s. supreme court determines if it is constitutional. it could have an impact on who hispanics vote for in november. ladies, let's listen to mitt romney on the issue. >> with regards to illegal immigration, of course we build a fence. of course we do not give instant tuition credits to those that
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come here illegal. it allows them to come here and take advantage of america. >> all right. teri, you heard it right there. won't this help obama win the hispanic vote this time around? >> i think he did well last time around. the republicans have been insinary and divisive and offensive in their language as they refer to hispanics and their illegal immigration issue. it's not to say it's not a problem and should be resolved because it should be. at the same time, the republicans, it's the way they have approached the issue. it's very suspect that the arizona immigration law came about at a time when the number of people who entered this country illegally is at an all-time low. it's a suspect thing. it's also suspect given deportations are up in this country, yet arizona felt the need to pass this law and in a
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way the hispanic xwhucommunity concerned about racial profiling. they are not the only people that enter this country illegally. >> sherry, will the law help or hurt romney? >> 62% of the respon dadents support the law. it hurts the democrats to be out there misrepresenting republicans using those words. at first, it seems to work until the american people pay attention to the details and realize there's a difference between talking immigration, legal immigration and people who come here illegally. the obama economy is so bad it's keeping the illegals from wanting to come in. it's not how you resolve the issue. democrats have a problem if they start beating the drums on this. they are trying to appeal to people with language that is negative and trying to divide people based on race and
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ethnicity. people of hispanic heritage do not -- >> i'm going to make a different turn here while i have the two of you and ask you about the john edwards trial. we have been covering this for a number of months. tara, what do you think? are people paying attention to this because of the salacious details or is it something that could impact democrats come november? >> well, i have to say, kyra, i think john edwards is a creep and a louse. so, i really don't think that people will -- i really don't think that people will associate him with the democratic party. unfortunately, both parties have their share of creeps and louses. this is not a big issue. i think people are happy to see there is justice being served given at john edwards behavior, level of arrogance and the people's lives he impacted
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negatively. i don't think people are paying much attention to this given all the other more complex issues we face as a nation. >> sherry, what do you think? >> i tend to agree. sometimes you hear people on the left or right doing something like this trying to paint the entire party with that brush. this is not the case. if it's revealed there are top operatives or high profile democrats or party leaders involved in a cover up. right now, it looks like john edwards was a creep. he got caught and he's getting his justice. i don't think it's going to have an impact on the democratic party. >> i know both of you toned down your adjectives because we are on live television. ladies, thank you so much. appreciate it. straight ahead, allegations of rape at west point and the naval academy. my report, betrayal of trust, next. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro.
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zero tolerance, that's the message from secretary of defense, leon panetta when it comes to sexual assault in the military and it's a message that needs to start at ground zero. reports of sexual assaults at the academies are up nearly 60%. out of the 65 cases investigated last year, one resulted in court-martial. the two young women you are about to meet are telling their stories in a lawsuit filed just last week. they were raped in their first year at the academies and their perpetrators were never held accountable. they spoke to me exclusively for investigation, betrayal of trust. west point. the naval academy. the air force academy. prestigious military universities. tasked with training future
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officers, ethically, spiritually and morally. but for these high school honor students, their experience would be far different. >> i remember him turning off the lights and me asking what are you doing? >> in the middle of the night, i did come to and he was on top of me. >> carley and annie say they were raped. raped by fellow classmates they trusted and ignored they say by a chain of command that promised their parents they would be protected. >> nobody. not a single person, not one, was looking out for her best interest. >> carley was not your typical teenage girl. that's her, cage fighting at 18. an all-star rug by player,
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championship swimmer, honor student, carley could have gone to college anywhere. what was it about west point that drew youacademy? >> knowing you have your future set, that structure and discipline. at the same time, people looking at you saying wow, you are doing something great for our country. >> her shipment was at the naval academy. her father, a marine. to carley, they were heroes, everything she wanted to be. >> do you think west point let you down? >> yeah. i wanted to be there. it was my dream. >> a dream that was shattered her first year when an upper classman showed up at her door to talk girl troubles.
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>> i felt cool that an upper classman wanted to be friends with me, seeking my advice. >> after sharing a drink, he convinced her to come to his room. since he was an upper classroom, she trusted him. >> we got more and more intoxicated. my judgment became impaired. i remember him turning off the lights, me asking what are you doing? he proceeded to rape me. >> she woke up disoriented, in physical pain and afraid to come forward. >> i was afraid it was going to ruin my career. i was scared if i said anything there would constantly be a target on my back. i reached out to people, they weren't there. i didn't want to leave my room. he was right across the hall. >> you still had to work under him? take out his trash? >> yes.
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>> why? >> it was part of our duties. >> chain of command. >> mm-hmm. >> chain of command, military ranks where senior students have the authority of the one immediately below. every day, she had to face the man she says raped her. weeks later, she found the courage to come forward. she filed a report and requested an investigation. >> the reason i ended up telling someone is because i didn't want it to happen to anyone else. >> annie describes herself as a girly girl, who never thought she would join the military. one of the best soccer players in the country. she was heavily are yrecruited
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schools. >> they all came on and became pilots and marine officers. it sounded like they are so powerful and well respected. i wanted to be that woman. >> her goal, to fly f-18s. it wasn't long she realized, that wasn't going to happen. >> there was definitely a bias toward the women. i mean, you are a female entering into a fraternity, a giant frat. >> annie says there were no derogatory names for the men. for the women, they were called dubs. what does dub mean? >> dumb, ugly bitch. >> were you called a dub? >> every girl was. >> it was definitely a different culture. annie felt out of place. when she got invited to go to an off-campus party, she was in. >> i was like okay, cool. college, finally. i can live the college life for one night. >> she had way too much to
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drink. when a fellow mid shipman offered her a place to crash, she accepted. i was like okay. it will be fine. i trust you, you are an upper class. that's what they treat you, to trust your upper class. >> tell me what happened once he took you back to the room. >> i just laid down and went to sleep. at one part in the middle of the night, i came to and he was on top of me. i remember saying no. but then i passed back out, again. >> annie was afraid to come forward. why were you scared? >> i didn't want to be the girl that got the athlete kicked out. cause we had been told stories about how that happened in the past. i didn't want to be that next story. >> for two years, annie battled depression and thoughts of suicide. she had a secret she couldn't keep anymore. finally, called her father. >> she said i was raped.
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i couldn't breathe. >> still ahead, the battle to change the system. >> how do you get it through these men's heads if they rape, they will pay the price? great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent network they're able to serve up live video, and instant replays,
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two young women working toward careers in the military had their dreams shattered. they were raped at two academie. now they are no longer in the military and are coming forward to seek justice. part two of my exclusive investigation, betrayal of trust. when carly marquette came forward to say she was raped at
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west point she believed her case would be investigated. >> i remember the investigators meeting with my parents and they promised my parents that if he wasn't going to jail they could at least get him kicked out of west point. >> but he's still there. >> but he's still there. >> annie says she, too, believed her allegations of rape would be investigated. >> i was like they're going to get him, like, good. >> but carly and annie say their alleged perpetrators were never punished. so now, they filed a lawsuit. naming former secretary of defense robert gates, the former superintendents of west point and the naval academy. secretary of the navy ray mabis, and secretary of the army, john mccue. the lawsuit claims there was limited support from commanders and failure to ensure sexual predators were prosecuted and
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incarcerated for their crimes. carly and anne are not alone. reports of sexual assault at the academies are up nearly 60%, and of the 65 reports investigated last year, only one resulted in a court-martial. >> i ache for those former cadet and midshipmen who have had their lives torn up. it shouldn't be that way. >> congresswoman jackie spear has gone to the house floor 19 times. >> we need to over haul this system. >> demanding that congress and the military change the way sexual assaults are prosecuted. >> we report everything through your chain of command, so i'm raped, i go to my commander, i say i've been raped. my commander can say to me, well, you know, i'm not going to pursue this. or, take an aspirin and go to
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bed. as long as it's going to be in the chain of command there is always going to be a conflict. >> her bill would take investigations away from the chain of command and turn them over to an impartial council of civilian and military experts. >> if you're not going to have your assailant prosecuted why would you want to come forward, because you're basically setting yourself up to lose your career in the military. >> spear says for years her calls to action have gone unanswered until secretary of defense leon panetta took office. >> we've got to train commanders to understand that when these complaints are brought they have got to do their damnest to make sure these people are brought to justice. that's the only way to prevent this in the future is show that people can't get away with it. >> how do you get it through these men's heads if they rape, they will pay the price? >> this place operates by command authority and it has to
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begin at the top, and the message has to go down to the bottom. >> still, panetta will not take investigations away from the chain of command. but he is changing the rules. announcing new initiatives just one week after our interview. >> what i will do is change the way these cases are handled in the military. >> here's what panetta is doing differently. he created a special victims unit to investigate sexual assaults. now, instead of slowly making their way up the chain of command, all cases will begin at the level of colonel. >> everybody has to do due dill jens. commanders have bosses. if that commander is not doing their job, you relieve their butts of command. >> major general mary kay herzog heads the sexual response officials. >> you have to look at this every day and you have to take what every victim says seriously. i want our victims to come forward. >> but the changes in policy
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come too late for carly and anne. their military careers are over. >> that hurts me to hear that because we betrayed their trust and didn't take care of them. we need to do a much better job. >> according to the lawsuit, as a result of the rape, carly became depressed and suicidal. unable to handle the stress of seeing her alleged perpetrator every day. carly resigned from west point. >> i felt like a blemish. >> because they knew you reported the rape. anne says she, too, became suicidal. she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and according to her lawsuit was then forced to leave the academy. >> it hurts the message that we're trying to get out there. >> because of privacy issues panetta couldn't comment specifically on carly and anne's
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cases butty does make clear that blaming the victim needs to stop. >> personality disorder, academic separation. >> i think that's part of the syndrome that we're dealing with, which is that you know, once a decision is made that somehow this prosecution is not going to move forward, then you basically turn on the victim who brought that complaint and try to do everything possible to make sure that victim doesn't hang around. really diminish them by somehow accusing them of having psychological problems. that syndrome is what we have to break out of. >> and for carly and annie, if coming forward helps with that mission, they want to be part of the battle. >> i know with at least one person coming forward there will be others that want to come forward and say something. >> then they might get their perpetrators put behind bars which is where they should be. >> due to privacy issues west point and the naval academy
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>> coming up on the noon hour. a look at the markets, dow industrials looks like up almost 100 points. thanks for watching. you can continue the conversation with me on twitter or facebook. cnn newsroom continues with suzanne malveaux. >> live from cnn in atlanta it's 12 noon, i'm suzanne malveaux. i'll get you up to speed for this tuesday, april 24th. >> thank you all for everything that you do. and congratulations, i'm going to present this sfify looking award to rebecca mieliwocki. >> good for her. at the white house the president honoring the 2012 teacher of the
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year. he defined her as the definition of above and beyond. she's a second generation english teacher in los angeles who lets her seventh-graders film adaptations of books and actors perform. >> thank you. please. >> mitt romney can't clinch the republican nomination by the numbers but is going to take a big step. five states hold primaries including new york, pennsylvania as well, romney's closest competitor is out of the race, romney campaign official says that it marks the semiofficial end of the primary campaign. >> check this out. wild police chase in california. it's got twists, turns, crashes, a suspect cling on the side of the minivan. a police dog named what else but rambo ends the pursuit by dragging a suspect from the van. the suspected robber was treated for an injury caused by rambo at
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the nearby hospital. fallout from the trayvon martin case after the san fer commissioners refuse to threat police chief resign. some say the chief, bill lee, bungled the case by not pressing charges against the man, zimmerman, who shot and killed the unarmed teen. others insist that the chief is a scapegoat. >> chief lee is paying for the sins of past police officers. >> at the beginning of this unedited version of the video. you can see king does try to get up and run. he appears to lift his arms before falling to the ground. 15 minutes of hell. he sustains more than 50 baton blows and shocks by a taser gun. >> blood is gushing down the street. death wasn't far away. >> the infamous video of rodney king beating at the hands of l.a. police officers polarized this country, brought police
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brutality to the forefront. king is talking about the beating and the aftermath. cnn presents race and rage, sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> supreme court hears arizona's case on the immigration law that is happening tomorrow. a federal court has blocked four key parts saying immigration is a federal responsibility. a senate hearing was held on this today. here is what senator chuck schumer had to say. >> immigration is not and never has been an area where states are able to exercise independent authority. >> senator jon kyl of arizona refused to attend this hearing. why? he issued this saying i will not participate in today's hearing because it is strictly political theater. the time of the hearing just one day ahead of the supreme court's review of the law suggests that its purpose is either to influence the court's decision
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or to garner publicity. our kate baldwin is joining us from washington and more. clearly some folks think this is just political theater. what is this supposed to accomplish. what are we expecting from the supreme court tomorrow? >> the supreme court, the justices are going to hear one hour of oral arguments tomorrow and this really is in the legal sense a classic state versus federal powers strug that will they are looking at. the key issue before the court is who should be enforcing illegal immigration laws. the state of arizona argues that it's facing an economic and public safety crisis, they -- the state attributes to illegal immigration and say the law is meant to assist the federal government in trying to stop illegal immigration. state officials saying they are stepping in where they think the federal government has failed. on the other side of the case, the obama administration, though, is arguing that arizona would be interfering with what is exclusively a federal authority. immigration policy and the law could damage relations, suzanne, with other countries and make immigration matters worse.
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>> so kate, when you look at this arizona immigration law what does it do specifically? how is this different than, say, some of the other places in the country? >> right. this law was passed in 2010, meant to crack down on illegal immigration in arizona, a board wither state, and the federal court blocked four key provisions. they are at the heart of this fight. the first provision is that requires local police to check a person's immigration status while they are in the course of enforcing the law if there is a quote reasonable suspicion the person is in the country illegally. there is also a provision being blocked allowing police to arrest an immigrant without a warrant if, quote unquote, probable cause exists they committed a crime. also, a provision making it a crime for unauthorized immigrants to fail to carry registration papers, as well as other government i.d., and another provision, a ban on unauthorized workers like day laborers who are trying to solicit or perform work. so this is all on hold as the supreme court considers the
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question of who should be enforcing immigration laws. obviously opponents of this law suzanne, they say those provisions i ticked off they lead to forcing police to racially profile. >> and kate, a lot of folks in arizona are saying that they have a lot of concerns about this because they have safety concerns about folks coming over the border. they say this also presents a financial burden to some of them, that the federal government can control this. do we have a sense of how americans perceive this problem? it's so controversial. >> so controversial. it's no surprise to you, you covered many presidential races. immigration issues have long been highly political. you know latinos are a growing and important voting block that candidates are going after. take a look at this. this is very interesting.
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there is a new poll out that shows that a majority of americans appear to support the arizona law. 68%, almost 7 in 10, say they approve of the law in specifically approve of the provision requiring the police check a person's immigration status while in the course of enforcing other laws. so again, a big split among americans and it will be an interesting case tomorrow. >> everyone's going to watch closely. thank you. >> one of the leading voices for the immigration law is arizona's sheriff joe arbio. he calls himself america's toughest sheriff. i had a chance to talk to him during the arizona primaries about accusations of racial profiling. >> speak to some of the hispanics here who accuse you, who say i've been unfairly pulled over, i've been unfairly targeted by your office. >> these are isolated incidents. there's no systemic racial profiling. i know it and i want the justice
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department to prove it. let them prove it. >> meanwhile, a newly surfaced audiotape shows arbioscoffing at a federal investigation that accuses the sheriff of racial profiling in his county. he played it for laughs at 2009 fund-raiser with an anti-immigration group, on the tape he says that because of the investigation his officers rounded up even more undocumented workers. take a listen. >> i know what i'm doing. if i knew we were really wrong i'd cool down but i'm not. after they went after me, we arrested 500 more just for spite. >> a rundown of some of the stories. a new york woman donates her kidney for her boss. but now she says her kind act is now backfired and she's out of a job. the sanford police chief bill lee tries to resign, she denied. going to look at lee's career and background.
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>> it's bizarre, this is a bizarre lawsuit. a new york woman sayss says she was fired after donating a kidney for her boss. she was at a car dealership in long island. she offered to help her boss who needed a new kidney. when she found out she and her boss were not a match she donated her kidney to a multipatient kidney kmchain. after the surgery, however, stevens says the boss began pressuring her to come back to
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work. >> she said you cannot just come and go as you please. people are going to think you're getting special treatment. >> she did break my heart. she did. i'm trying to find within myself the reason why it had to be like this. >> so stevens says when she complained to the human resources they transferred her far away from home and later fired her. the atlantic auto group issued a statement, i'm reading it, it is unfortunate that one employee has used her own generous act to make up a groundless claim. atlantic auto treated her appropriately and acted honorably and fairly at every turn. so bizarre story. we want you to weigh in. what do you think. watch us here at facebook, on ccc rather, next hour we'll talk to our legal analyst, sunny hostin. we'll get your thoughts. we'll read your responses in the next hour. >> the divide over the trayvon martin case is deepening in florida.
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the city's police chief is collecting a paycheck, keeping his title whether or not he wants to because the city commission has rejected bill lee's resignation. some say that leaves a scapegoat, others say the department botched the investigation into the death of the unarmed teenager. mike brooks is joining us. first of all, it's kind of strange because bill lee tries to resign, they reject his resignation. do we know what this guy is like, who this guy is? >> apparently he had 27 years with the seminole county sheriff's office. seminole county is the area that takes in sanford. he was a high ranking official. had only been on the job for ten months when he got the job as the police chief. we heard about a former police chief whose son had been accused of beating up a homeless black man in sanford. there was a problem with another chief, apparently, in the past also. in fact, one of the commission members at a meeting said it's because of these other chiefs that he is being fired.
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but the vote was 3-2. what i want to know, is there also maybe a double-edged sword here because they don't want him to resign because if he did he would get a $54,000 severance package. but some of the members want to wait until the investigation, the independent investigation, is done to see if there is any wrong doing. iffy this found wrong doing on chief lee's part, he would not get that severance. whether or not that's the case, me as an investigator i'm going to look between the lines here and i'm seeing maybe there's maybe two reasons why they don't want to resign. >> both sides. also one of the supporters, the commissioners weighed in. >> chief lee is paying for the sins of past police officers. he's -- police chiefs. he has been here -- he has been in office ten months. how do you steer a boat that big, mr. mayor. how do you steer a boat in 10
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months to a turn around. you don't. >> the back story is that there were previous chiefs that got into trouble, essentially. >> right. >> and some people are saying look, he had been on the job 10 years, being brought in to clean up the police department if you will. maybe change the culture there. but did he have enough time to do that? and other people are saying well, look. he's not the one who was investigating the case but i say to that he is the one who has the -- overall responsibility for looking at what the investigators are doing. especially in a high profile case like this. was there any wrong doing? we don't know. it's going to be interesting to see what the investigators do find. >> what happens to the community. we were asking this question early this morning, sanford's community. they don't have -- does he have power if he tried to resign, can't resign. >> right. >> does he -- is he able to make arrests? what happens to the people are we with or with not a police chief. >> they have an acting chief but they are going to look, they
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say, outside of the department, maybe outside of seminole county for a new chief. if i was looking for a chief's job in the country, i don't think i'd want to come into you know, a powder keg like this in sanford, florida. time will tell. that's for sure. >> sounds like a hot mess. >> it is. >> appreciate it. social security, medicare now in trouble. funds drying up faster than we expected. we'll take a look at what it means for your retirement. [ male announcer ] this was how my day began.
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if you are counting on social security for your future retirement listen up. trustees of social security and medicare are without the annual update on the programs.
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for social security the outlook is worse, the trustees say that social security trust fund is going to be in the red by 2033, three years earlier than the last prediction. felicia taylor is joining us from the new york stock exchange. we heard this time and time again, from president bush, from president obama but now it seems like this is happening faster than we imagined. what does it mean for us and our retirement? >> it's a little depressing, frankly. the social security administration is simply paying out more than it's taking in. that simple. more people are collecting as in the baby boomer generation, and they are getting the checks for longer because they are obviously living longer. that's a wonderful thing but you know, that means that the money can't stretch as far so. there is not as much money coming in and social security is funded by current workers where the payroll tax is taken out of their current paychecks. president obama cut the payroll tax in february. that plus a lot of people are out of work and simply just
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obviously not paying the tax because they aren't collecting a paycheck. social security has to tap into reserves it's been able to build up over the years. >> what happens in 2033 when the trust fund is in the red? >> just in time for when i would be starting to collect. bad timing. or right about then. also just gave away my age. there you go. social security will only be able to pay about 75% of its benefits, so the checks wouldn't stop but they are going to shrink by about 25%. right now the average check is worth about $1,125 a month. so 25% cut means that people will get about $844 a month. the reserves are going to be dry by then but workers still have to pay into the system because that's where the money is going to come from. congress needs to do something about this. but of course any changes are going to be unpopular because it means cutting benefits, raising
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payroll taxes, things that current workers don't want to see. >> and tell us about the market. the stock market today. it started off mixed but might be changing? >> yeah. well, it's a little mix. we're off of the highs in the session, the market is basically ignoring what was a new home sales number down 7%, not good but not a surprise in this housing market. it's been sort of jittery for a long time. what they are focusing on are better than expected earnings from companies like 3m and at&t and actually at&t is up about 3 and 2/3 and so the earnings forecasts are looking very good especially when it comes to forward guidance. the nasdaq is hit by netflix down 14% on a worse than expected earnings picture. a little bit of a mix. >> a little good, a little bad. some good to it. felicia, thank you. bill clinton has advice for president obama. using mitt romney's worlds against hip. which phrase in particular and why. that's coming up in our political roundtable.
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>> here is a rundown of some of the stories we're working on. the battle is on to win the young voters. what they are waiting to hear. he could have been president until a web of sex, lies and videotape brought him down. the latest from day two of the trial of john edwards. and later, tired of walking out, check out the mail box, finding useless flyers, we have a high tech solution. >> it's the biggest republican primary day since super tuesday but the only suspense could be mitt romney's margin of victory. romney locking past today's primaries to the general election and so is president obama. he's getting advice from who other than former president bill clinton. i want to bring in our political panel to talk about it. good to see you both.
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i have to say how surprising it is, first of all, that bill clinton has a role now that is actually advising president obama. how things change in just four years or so. here is an article. calls on bill clinton, calling him an obama campaign whispererer and urging obama to basically shift from portraying romney as this flip-flopping guy to someone who is a severe conservative. out of touch with the main stream. here is how one strategist put. if you are going to pin a tail on the donkey make at conservative tail. wow. maria, weigh in here first of all. bill clinton, now on the team. advi advising. >> yeah, absolutely, suzanne. i think it's terrific. i think it's smart of the obama campaign to use him. he is still incredibly popular within not just the democratic base but independents as well. people remember his eight years as one of the greatest in terms
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of the economic expansion. and so i think it's terrific that he's giving advice. and the advice is good advice and in fact, if you have listened to the words that the obama campaign folks have used they started using that, using mitt romney's words against him because he frankly, during this primary process, has embraced the ultra right wing conservative policies so much that it's going to be very difficult for him to etch-a-sketch away from those severely conservative positions. i think it's smart. >> chris, she used the etch-a-sketch phrase. she brought back the etch-a-sketch. how is romney going to pivot back to the middle to get those independent voters because maria is right in a sense, he is going to need them. >> yeah. he is definitely going to need them. and as it relates to pivoting, i think some of the things he has to do is really just focus on the record of the obama
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administration. now, to paint romney really as this severe or extreme conservative would be to paint me like a severe basketball player. not good. >> i don't know how you play basketball. >> not good. >> not good. okay. you're saying there is a leap of faith there. we talk a lot about the women voters, latino voters. we know the president is going after young voters, three universities, and we've got a poll out, cnn slr slrks orv. he is leading against the voters who are 18-34. back in 2008 he beat out john mccain 66 to 32 percent. and here's what romney said about the young folks. >> i think young voters in this country have to vote for me if they are really thinking about what's in the best interest of the country and what's in their
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personal best interest. because the president's policies have led to extraordinary statistics and when you look at 50% of the kids coming out of college today can't find a job or can't find a job which is consistent with their skills, how in the world can you be supporting a president that's led to that kind of an economy. >> so maria, we know 2008 he had them in the palm of his hands, was exciting, electric, they came out and voted for him. they are trying to close this enthusiasm gap. they are not as enthusiastic as they were before. what does he need to do to try to win them over this time around? we're talking about turnout. he has to get them to come out and vote. >> i think what he needs to do is frankly what he has started to do which is continue to talk about what he is going to do to continue to put us on the path of that economic growth. we've had 4 point million new jobs created since he came into office. there is no question there is a challenge because of the horrendous economy that
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president obama was handed, but if you look at what this president has done for students in terms of pell grants, in terms of making sure that they are able to go to community colleges and just now he's talking about making sure that student loan interest rates don't go sky high, if you look at what romney is embracing with the paul ryan plan he will decimate those pell grants, the job training and college career training community college courses. and so i think that he needs to make clear with young voters as he needs to do with every other voter the stark vision that exists between what his plan is, which is to make sure that the middle class along with young voters and along with working mass voters are on this path for economic growth and job creation. frankly the same one that george bush embraced that put us in the economic hole that president obama inherited to begin with. >> chris, how does he close that gap? that's a very big gap to going
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into this. that's a big vulnerability. >> it is a big vulnerability. but there are a couple of things. one, he's got to talk about the future. so if we look at the issue of debt, we look at the national debt, we look at those kinds of things, i think he has to be able to talk about what he's going to do in the future. i think that's going to be a critical component. i also think it's going to be important for him to talk about he is going to be the president who is going to help get government out of the way to create jobs for everyone across every sector. because youth unemployment is a concern. so i think he's got to go both present and future. that's going to be interesting. >> looking at the future, a lot of money, gazillions it seems like involved in this so cnn money.com says super pacs pumped $200 million in.
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the president could raise what the goal is $1 billion. romney republicans $800 million or more. maria, is there a danger when you have this much money flowing into politics? does it taint this experience? >> absolutely. but i think that the danger lies in not with the campaigns raise which have limited money in terms of the amount of money that they can raise with individuals. and you can't corporations can't raise for campaigns but it's the super pacs, the ones injecting this dangerous i think phenomenon, which is that you sometimes don't even know where these donors are coming from. and that is of course thanks to the citizens united decision that came out of the supreme court which democrats and this president are against, but if you look at what the campaigns are raising, you know, they are the ones and especially president obama, most of his donors come from donors who are donating less than $100 each
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one. if that was the case with everything, that's the kind of democracy that we need. not the kind of unhinged money that is coming from super pacs that frankly you don't know who the donors are. >> chris, i want you to weigh in real quickly. does it help or hurt your guy? >> well, i think it actually is going to help him. however, the bigger problem is when we talk about money and politics, we also have to talk about the influence of unions giving unlimited funds of money. so, week got to talk about that as well. >> chris, we've got to leave it there. good to see you both. >> so, what happened to the april showers? people in the northeast, they are dragging out winter jackets digging out of the snow. we're going to tell you if this cold is here to stay.
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>> i want you to look at this. the northeast cleaning up after a powerful late april snowstorm. socking the region with more than a foot of snow in some areas, covering roads, runways, flowers, our severe weather expert chad myers is joining us. this is surprising. how long is this going to last? >> it's my fault. >> you predicted it? >> i put away my sweatshirts last weekend. brought down all of my summer clothes, but all of the sweatshirts on the top of the clo sthaet i had to dig for this morning. it's not going to last long. it will be in the middle 60s by the end of the week in new york city. it's okay. but melting the snow may take a while. laurel summit picked up 23 inches. newfield, and there were quite a few reports between 6 and 10
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inches of snow. but everything was kind of the east of buffalo and to the west maybe of state college and to the east of pittsburgh. here we go. a big trough of low pressure in the east, the cold air came straight down from the north. right here. but then to the west, all of this warm air is coming straight up from the south. in fact, it was 105 in phoenix yesterday. 113 in death valley. that's the highest they have ever been on any april day. 113. it's cooler today. they will column to about 99 and the below normal temperatures on the one side, above normal on the other. here we go for the forecast and the records for today. denver, you'll get to 88, your old record 85. you'll break that. phoenix, 97. you won't be quite there. your old record is 99. newark, the only ground stop i have, a delay at about 40 minutes, all the other airports doing well. that's all that's left. a little bit of light snow.
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maybe even toward syracuse picking up light rain, snow mix. it's all over, the warm air will come back. >> we have record highs in the west. >> absolutely. it was crazy out there. even yesterday in salt lake city, 88 degrees. >> that is incredible. also tell us about the pictures we are seeing as well. you've got great video, purple, gold, northern lights in minnesota? >> a geomagnetic storm out of the sun and into the earth's atmosphere. these magnetic energy fields came through, made beautiful pictures from minnesota back up to new hampshire. there may be more of this tonight. you may have to go to canada to see it. it's not rare in the arctic but in minnesota, three or four times a year. last night was a beautiful event. >> spectacular. good to see you. check it out. talking about junk mail, tired of getting all of this. we got an app that is actually going to take care of this? it's free. up next. allow natural gas produs
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i get my cancer medications through the mail. now washington, they're looking at shutting down post offices coast to coast. closing plants is not the answer. they want to cut 100,000 jobs. it's gonna cost us more, and the service is gonna be less. we could lose clientele because of increased mailing times. the ripple effect is going to be devastating. congress created the problem. and if our legislators get on the ball, they can make the right decisions.
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>> the children of the post-war boom, baby-boomers have had a huge impact on society. this week our series age against the machine looks at this amazing generation. we look at how the last recession has affected the baby-boomers who still have 10 or more years before they retire.
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>> i'm not trying to move up the ladder. >> von is a 27-year telecom veteran with an mba, a baby boomer looking for a job since july. >> i had to describe how it's going, it's not been very fruitful. >> she followed all of the advice about networking and on line searches. >> i spend a lot of time looking at jobs, looking and saying is this something i want to do, do i have the skills that this employer is looking for. >> the good news for von, the jobless rate for boomers is lower than the national average. the bad news, once out of work it's harder for a boomer to get a new job. men age 50-61 are 39% less likely to get a job each month than younger workers. women, 18% less likely. for even older workers that jumps to 50%. glenn grossman found himself in von's position about ten years ago. >> actually had no real
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opportunities, i got very depressed about it and you know, you got to take control. >> now he is the one hiring. with his background in finance and accounting he started dinosaur securities, pun intended. >> you have four generations working for you. is that right? >> i think more generations. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s. >> he says ideas, contacts and sales are what count, not age. emphasize that. >> it's not about age. it's about working. and just forget about gender, age, anything. >> recruiters see better days ahead for boomers. boomers have experience and less turnover. >> that means ultimately less cost for the employer, so it's good to have some adult supervision around the office and employers are beginning to realize that. >> then let's start over again. >> von is an adult ready to supervise again. >> it's a new year, i feel like it's a new year and a lot of new things are going to happen.
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>> taking care of parents to the risk of anti-aging medicine. tune in all this week for age against the machine. that's our special. >> tired of getting junk mail, there is an app that is going to help you do that. it's free. up next. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule.
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here's the bad news. millions of computers may be infected. there is good news, there is a way that you can test your device. the better news is that we've got our hln digital lifestyle expert, mario, that's a mouthful. but you got all that. you got all that going on. >> yes. it's a big problem, though. >> tell me about it. how do we know, first of all, when it's coming and whether or not we can avoid it. >> it's here. problem is infected over 500,000 computers, that's a rough estimate given by the fbi. we don't know the exact number of infected computers. this was an internet hacking ring that was trying to do criminal work to get advertising dollars and trying to fraudulently send people to nonexisting websites or fake websites. you would think you are typing
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in a legitimate address but it would reroute to you another location unknown to you. that's the problem and what is hitting over half a million. >> is it everybody, is it macs, you name it? >> it's pretty universal. it is a windows vulnerability. it's not going to happen on the l linex, there are some issues with pc or mac computers that used pc software could be at risk. >> how do we find out? >> one is simple. the same group that helped with the fbi to figure out this problem. they can't just pull the plug or a lot of computers would go dark. they wouldn't connect to the internet. the best way to check is go to dcwg.org. go there, if you get a green light you're okay. if you get a red light that means you are infected and you'll get the steps to walk you through how to repair your computer. >> you can repair it. >> yes. you can get this removed. this is -- has kind of taken
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away the ability of anti-virus software you had so it disengaged that. so a lot of people say i don't know what to do. so they give you the steps. green you're okay, red light, you're not. you need to take steps. you can fix it. if you know the signs with the computer running slow or not connecting to the internet you're probably infected. >> i got that. >> try to make it easy. >> tell us about the app that would allow you to get rid of some of the crazy junk mail. >> tons of this stuff is showing up in mail boxes across the country. look, i love teddy bears just as much as the next person but i really don't need to get this sent to me. i really don't. >> i'm going to send you one of those. >> we all get all types of junk mail. it's hard to understand how to get out. there is an app called mail stop. what this -- works on the iphone or ipad. you take a photo of the actual
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mailing address and you can see i'm going to do it here, i'll take that photo. it will put it on the opt out list. this works through privacy choice and through a registry that says remove you from this. >> does this work? they listen and say okay, we're not going to send that to your address? do we know if they are going to pay attention? >> it's called catalog choice. we do know that that company has been around for a while. they have over a million and a half users. they are talking about how happy they are to see their mail box get depleted down to the very minimal. i think the only thing people need to be aware of the app does advertise itself as free. it is for the first five opt outs. after that you pay $1.99. i wish they would be up front and clear. >> it starts free. then it doesn't end up being free. so i guess you have five chances. if you like it and it works you
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pay for the next set of five. >> if you don't end up paying does the junk mail come back? >> 10-fold. >> that's cool. i'm trying to think of my own app i can create and become rich. >> follow kick starter.com, so many entrepreneurs are doing that, the jobs act helped that. we can make this happen. >> i know. i think we can do this. i think there is app here. >> you look better than skype, i tell you. i've only seen you on skype. going to have you back more often. >> who knew. >> you do. >> what do you expect. >> nice to see you. the youngest nation now on the brink of war, we've got that story coming up next. >> the help desk where we get answers to your financial questions. greg olson is a financial planner and la snet the founder
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of the financial advice blog ask the money coach. thank you for being here. we appreciate it. greg, first question for you from tom in ohio. tom wrote that his pension plan has $200,000 in it but he is $25,000 in credit card debt. he wants to know if he should use money from his pension to pay off his credit cards? >> no. the first thing that's going to happen he's going to have to pay income tax on whatever he with draw, then has to pay a 10% penalty depending what bracket he's in he could be asked to take up to $50,000 out of the plan just to pay off the 25,000. a better idea would be to switch to the lowest interest rate credit card he could find. after that introductory vat over, six to 12 months, switch to the next lowest interest rate you can find. >> good advice. lynnette, jill wrote that she and her husband got a copy of their credit report and showed three collections. she wants to know how to pay them off and get them expunged
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from the report. >> she can pay them but just paying them unfortunately doesn't mean it gets removed from your report. this is one of the down sides of course of people who want to pay off debts but the fact is that under the law, negative information like a collection can stay on your credit report for up to seven years. so simply paying it off won't remove it. you can negotiate. you can reach out to the company that you owe and ask whether they would agree to delete the information from all three credit reports, there is no guarantee, they may just do it, though. doesn't automatically happen. >> once it's there, it's there. thank you. we appreciate it. if you have a question you want answered send us e-mail to c nrnn help desk at cnn.com. this is $100,000.
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>> today sudan and south sudan on the edge of a full scale war after an airstrike killed civilians. david mckenzie has more. >> reporter: the immediate aftermath of an airstrike. the target may have been a key bridge near the border. but the result more civilian blood shed. a 10-year-old boy charred beyond
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recognition, the latest victim of the bitter dispute. a dispute many thought would end after south sudan's military withdrew from an oil field claimed by khartoum. >> it was taken by the government and the council of ministers. and we withdraw but there has been continuous provocations from the sudanese army and the militia and militias towards our borders. >> reporter: the spla took the oil fields earlier this month. they say this video shows at least part of the operation. the occupation drew swift international condemnation with the u.n. security council threatening sanctions. under intense pressure the south announced a withdrawal and khartoum was quick to declare
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victory. >> great honor for me and with great jubilation i would like to convey to you that our heroic armed -- sudan's armed forces have chased out the aggressors today. >> reporter: when south sudan split from the north issues of demarcation, citizen rights and oil sharing were left unresolved. most of sudan's oil is in the south but it's shipped and controlled through the north. oil operation is broken down completely. sudan's president has used the dispute to rally domestic support. the country still smarting from its divorce from the south. there was little talk of peace. >> translator: there will be no negotiations with those people.
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our talk with them will be through guns and ammunition because this is the only language they understand. they understand nothing except that. >> reporter: sudan denies that it's bombing the south. new satellite images from the sentinel project, an independent monitoring group, shows sudanese jets and helicopters allegedly positioned within easy range of south sudan and its oil fields. sudan's official news agency is reporting that the government is enacting special laws to, quote, severely punish any one found collaborating with the south. both sides say they want to talk but their rhetoric and actions seem to be pulling them further away from the negotiating table andloser to all out war. top of the hour. suzanne malveaux. i want to get you

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